Gen X,Y & Z: facing the challenges of the 21st century

In this episode of Talking Teaching, Professor Jim Watterston, Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, and Professor Johanna Wyn discuss the differences and commonalities between the generations revealed by the longitudinal study Life Patterns. This study, which began in the early 1990s, has tracked and documented the transitions of young people across education, work, wellbeing, relationships and family life. Now, with a new Australian Research Council grant, a cohort of Gen Z will join the study.

Presenter: Genevieve Costigan

Guest speakers:

  • Professor Jim Watterston, Dean, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Johanna Wyn, Lead Life Patterns research study

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Further reading

For more information on the project, visit the Life Patterns website.

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